International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day Event

By Denise Holcomb

2022 International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day is a day when those who have lost a loved one who has died by suicide can come together to connect, encourage, and find a sense of hope through their mutual experiences of loss and grief.

This year, Removing The Stigma will offer its first annual International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022. This is a FREE event for the community. We have designed a unique program for this day. The theme of the project is “A Day to Remember.” The program will begin with a short presentation, followed by individuals having the opportunity to share memorable stories of loved ones. Guests will enjoy a hearty, healthy light meal as they prepare for an afternoon of painting. They will have the opportunity to create a memorable keepsake through our “Paint & Remember“ activity. This is derived from the popular “Paint & Sip.” The program will end with a moment of silence, candle lighting, and a balloon release as we remember those we love. Removing The Stigma and guests will end the day alongside new friends.

Limited seating. Youth who have lost a loved one or friend who has died by suicide are welcome to come with an adult.


Date: Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022

Location: 12200 Fairhill Road, Cleveland, OH 44120

Time: 11 a.m. — 3 p.m.

To register for this FREE event, go to Eventbrite or visit

Alternatively, call 216-835-0083.


LeTrice Duckworth-Blue will share her story about why mental health is very important and the impact that it had on her life. At the tender age of 15, her life changed drastically when she lost her mother to suicide. There are no words that can truly describe the pain, the feeling of loss, and hopelessness that she endured during this time and many years to follow. Miraculously, she was preserved and today she is still standing strong. Finally, she now has the liberty to tell her story to help others by allowing them to witness that there is hope through God and anything is possible.